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Elderly Swedes turn to potency pills: report

The Local · 20 Aug 2012, 15:01

Published: 20 Aug 2012 15:01 GMT+02:00

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The study shows that men in the age group 75-84 are taking 20 percent more erectile-dysfunction drugs than four years ago.

Sven-Axel Månsson, professor in social work at the Malmö University, thinks that the trend will continue upward.

“Studies show that there are clear expectations of a functioning sex life even at a mature age,” Månsson told news agency TT.

In an on-going project Månsson is studying Swedes’ sex drives at different stages in their lives. He sees older people’s increased interest in sex as a natural part of a society where sex is given such a prominent place.

In older studies on sex drive, these age groups weren’t even included, but since then sex has become viewed as an important factor for the general health and well-being of individuals.

Many feel that successful sex includes penetrative intercourse. Erectile-dysfunction drugs or injections can help with that.

Månsson thinks that it is good that we have developed a more accepting and positive view on sex at later stages in life. At the same time he thinks that it could also lead to pressure to keep having sex when the erotic lust has waned.

“Of course one could think ‘why can’t I just be left alone?’,” he said to TT.

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Your comments about this article

22:35 August 20, 2012 by BackpackerKev
While the trend at the moment may increase as awareness and availability increases at the same trend, Im wondering if newer generations wont need it, as 50 is the new 30, in a few years 70 maybe the new 40 and further, 90 is the new 50.
01:49 August 21, 2012 by Ian C. Purdie - Sydney
This is news? Where's everybody been for the last coule of decades?

@22:35 August 20, 2012 by BackpackerKev

Don't be surprised to learn that some of the biggest consumers of these "medications" are twenty something year old men who drink too much. According to my doctor.
03:46 August 21, 2012 by Svensksmith
I had to quit taking them. I was getting stuck-up.
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